[arin-ppml] A Redefinition of IPv4 Need postARINrun-out(was:Re:Against2013-4)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Jun 19 11:32:08 EDT 2013

On Jun 19, 2013, at 8:12 AM, Mike Burns <mike at nationwideinc.com<mailto:mike at nationwideinc.com>> wrote:

Hi John,

Sometimes Buyers buy the listing in the ARIN database- that's a policy-based sale.

It's actually rights of use to the unique entry in the single global Internet registry,
which happens to be implemented collectively (and hierarchically) by IANA, the
RIRs, the ISPs/LIRs, etc.  The community also has rights to those same entries,
which are distinct but just as real and a requirement for actual self-governance.
Refer to the number resource policy regarding how these rights interact.

Sometimes they buy the ability to route and use the (legacy) addresses without changing that line in the Whois database.

Now that's quite interesting, given that actually anyone can configure their equipment
to originate routes to any IP address block they wish, and to my knowledge there is no
party that can assure (on behalf of all ISPs globally) that it will be actually accepted.
(You might want to get a very clear warranty with that particular purchase.... :-)


John Curran
President and CEO

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